Parenthood Season 2 Gets Ready For New Stories | Parenthood Season 2 Cast, Reviews | Comedy Drama Television Series

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I've watched the first five episodes, and plan to continue. The family members aren't perfect, which is one reason I love this show so much. Even the "good guys (or gals)" make mistakes, just like we all do in real life. Each of the story lines is interesting (some more than others), and every week I wonder where the writers will go with each story.The younger actors in this series are impressive. Their acting is often subtle, which must be difficult for those who are so young to accomplish. The way they are portrayed is realistic, in that they are all likable in some way, but not so likable in others. As a mother, I appreciate the parenting difficulties which come along in this series, but I can also relate to the teenagers as they try to make sense of life.

Others who have commented have mentioned the high quality of the adult cast. I agree that they are all good, but I particularly like the work of Dax Shepard.Beyond the boat, TV critics visiting the “Parenthood” set last month got to poke around in bedrooms and bathrooms and even peek into fully stocked cabinets and drawers. We chatted with Adam and Kristina (Peter Krause and Monica Potter), who surprised us in their kitchen. Zeek and Camille (Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia) served lemonade. This is one hospitable family.

With a huge cast making up five households and sets taking up parts of four soundstages, the biggest challenge for art director Tim Eckel and set decorator Julianne Getman beyond the sheer volume of the task  is to lend a distinct personality to each space.They have succeeded. It’s easy to tell that this is little Max Braverman’s bedroom and that that is the senior Bravermans’ sunporch even if (through the magic of TV) the rooms are closer together than they ought to be. Furnishings and each little tchotchke have been chosen to make each space look both personal and comfortably lived in.

Mae Whitman has just wrapped filming on the highly anticipated Scott Pilgrim versus the World, the film adaptation of the underground graphic novel sensation. Whitman stars opposite John Cusack in the thriller The Factory, scheduled for release this fall, and will be seen in the Warner Bros. comedy Spring Breakdown, with Amy Poehler, Parker Posey and Amber Tamblyn. Most recently she played Diane Lane's daughter in Nights in Rodanthe.

When Whitman was three-and-a-half, she inadvertently wandered into her mother's commercial audition - and booked the job. A year later she was cast in her first feature film, When a Man Loves a Woman, starring Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia, followed by the comedy Bye Bye Love, with Randy Quaid, Paul Reiser, and Amy Brenneman.

Camille and Zeek's golden child, Julia seems to have it all beauty, brains, love and success. She's a talented lawyer at a top corporate firm while her loving husband, Joel, supports her ambitions as a stay-at-home dad to their adorable daughter, Sydney. Julia sometimes applies her competitive spirit to the world of parenting. Her Type-A personality makes it difficult for her to let go and relax. Julia's go-getting personality and by-the-book approach is the opposite of her sister Sarah's, but when the chips are down, they turn to one another for support. As a working mom, Julia's often torn between the demands of the office and her desire to be with her family.

Julia feels her role as the main influence on her daughter's life slipping away so she goes out of her way to put her personal stamp on raising her daughter. Julia instills in Sydney what she loved about her own childhood and begins to discover other ways she'd prefer the apple of her eye to fall a little further from the Braverman tree.


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